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Ausenco Limited
Industry Engineering/Consulting services/Project Delivery
Founded Brisbane, Australia (1991 (1991))
Headquarters Corporate headquarters in South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Number of locations
16 countries - Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Fiji, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Samoa, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Tonga, USA, Vanuatu
Key people
George Lloyd (Chairman)
Zimi Meka (CEO)
Products Environment & Sustainability; Minerals Processing; Oil & Gas, Power; Transportation Systems; Ports & Terminals; Pipeline Systems; Operations & Maintenance; and Infrastructure
Services Engineering, Program Management, Global Procurement, Construction Management, Commissioning, EPC/EPCM, Studies and Technical Solutions, Control Systems
Number of employees

Ausenco Limited is a multinational engineering, procurement, construction management, and operations service provider to the energy and resources sectors. Its head office is in Brisbane, Australia.[1]


Ausenco was founded in Brisbane, Australia, in 1991,[2] by Zimi Meka, current CEO and Managing Director, and Bob Thorpe, current Board member. Four years later, in 1995, the second office opened in Perth, Australia.

In 2002, the first institutional shareholders invested in Ausenco and the former Queensland Premier, Wayne Goss, was appointed Chairman of the company.[3] Ausenco established the Ascentis division in 2003 to deliver operations solutions to the minerals processing industry. In 2004, Ausenco opened an office in China, and then in 2005, opened offices in North America and South America.

The company listed on the Australian stock exchange on 15 June 2006.[3]

In 2007, the Vancouver office opened, increasing the number of employees by 31% to 1,010 people globally.[4] The Ausenco foundation[5] was also launched in 2007 to offer support to the communities in which people from Ausenco live and work.

Ausenco began an expansion program in 2008 by acquiring several companies to enhance their service offering including Vector Engineering, Pipeline Systems Incorporated (PSI)[6] and Sandwell.[7] This increased employee numbers by 150%, and expanded service offerings to include pipeline systems, ports & marine, environment & sustainability, and transportation systems. The Ausenco Taggart joint venture was also formed in 2008 to offer design and delivery expertise for coal handling processing plants.

In 2009, Ausenco acquired 50% equity in the Kramer Group to form Kramer Ausenco,[8] expanding the company’s presence and services into PNG and the South Pacific.

Ausenco further diversified their offering in 2012 by acquiring 100% of Reaction Consulting,[9] a Canada-based specialist provider of engineering services in the SAGD bitumen and oil sands sectors, to expand its capability and services in process engineering for the oil and gas market. The Ausenco Rylson[10] joint venture was also formed to expand offerings in asset optimisation and management services.

George Lloyd was appointed Chairman in 2013 which was the same year Ausenco acquired PROJEX Technologies Ltd[11] located in Calgary, Alberta and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada to expand capabilities in the oil sands market.

In mid-2015 Ausenco formed a Strategic Alliance with Spanish multinational construction company Duro Felguera S.A. to jointly pursue and deliver EPC projects globally.

In September 2016 Ausenco was privatised via a Scheme of Arrangement with RCF V.I. LP and key shareholders. Ausenco was subsequently de-listed from the Australian Securities Exchange.


Ausenco has worked on projects in over 90 countries around the world, and has around 1,400 employees as of 2016, across 26 offices in 16 countries.[12]

The company is organised along regional lines comprising the geographical regions of APAC/Africa, North America and South America.

Major Projects[edit]

Major projects have included:


Winner Australian Export Award – Services[34]
Winner Engineering Excellence Award – Projects and Exports

Winner Queensland Export Award – Services
Winner Australian Export Award – Services[34]

Winner Queensland Engineering Excellence Award – Resource Development (with Bateman Engineering)

Winner Queensland Export Award – Services
Winner Australian Export Award – Services[34]

Export Award’s Hall of Fame[4]

Winner Vision Award - Illumination Engineering Society, BC

Winner Australia Latin America Business Excellence award[35]
Winner Jack Holt Newcrest Mining Trophy
Winner BC Workplace Diversity Award[36]
Winner Royal Architectural Institute of Canada award

Winner Annual Australian Mining Prospect Award - Contractor of the Year[37]
Winner Construsoft/Tekla BIM award[38]
Winner Queensland's Export Award – Minerals and Energy[39]

Winner Queensland Professional Engineer of the Year – Zimi Meka[40]
Silver medal award winner in Canada’s Safest Employers awards[41]
Winner Australian Business Award - Recommended Employer[42]
Winner Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards - Engineering a Better Canada Award [43]
Award of Excellence Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards - Special Projects [43]
Award of Merit (ACEC-BC) British Columbia Awards – Natural Resource, Energy and Industry [44]
Lieutenant Governor’s Award of Excellence (ACEC-BC) British Columbia Awards – Soft Engineering[44]

Finalist PACE Zenith Awards – Mining and Minerals Processing
Finalist QLD Mining Contractor Awards – Cost Saving Initiative[45]
Winner QLD Mining Contractor Awards – Cost Saving Initiative[45]
Award of Merit (ACEC-BC) British Columbia Awards – Municipal and Civil Infrastructure[46]
Winner Bentley Be Inspired Awards – Innovation in Offshore Engineering[47]

Silver Recipient Canada’s Safest Employers Awards – Mining and Natural Resources[48]
Finalist Best Continuous Improvement of a Workplace Health and Safety Management System in the National Safety Council of Australia (NSCA) Foundation National Safety Awards of Excellence [49]


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  35. ^ "Winners Announced: 2011 Australia-Latin America Business Excellence Awards > The Australia-Latin America Business Council". Retrieved 2014-08-16. 
  36. ^ "» Diversity champions – May 2011 » Diversity! In The Workplace". 2011-05-04. Retrieved 2014-08-16. 
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  40. ^ "Zimi Meka announced 2013 Queensland Professional Engineer of the Year". Engineers Australia. 2013-11-20. Retrieved 2014-08-16. 
  41. ^ "Canada's Safest Employers Award 2013 winners announced". 2013-10-30. Retrieved 2014-08-16. 
  42. ^ "The Australian Business Awards 2013 | Recommended Employer Award [REA]". Retrieved 2014-08-16. 
  43. ^ a b "Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards". 
  44. ^ a b "British Columbia Awards". 
  45. ^ a b "QLD Mining Contractor Awards". 
  46. ^ "British Columbia Awards 2014". 
  47. ^ Winner 2014 Be Inspired Award – Constancia Project – (Chamaca and Livitaca, Chumbivilcas, Peru) Innovation in Offshore Engineering
  48. ^ Canada’s Safest Employers Awards 2015
  49. ^